Letter from Our Pastor

Thank you for visiting the website of New Life Presbyterian Church in Ithaca, NY. We hope what you read and see here will encourage you to visit us in person and pray for the good work God is doing in our community.

What do we want you to know about New Life? We’re committed to a way of life informed by:

  • Christ

  • Community

  • Creation


This way of life is pretty simple. When Christ is our Lord and Saviour, the gospel becomes the center of our lives. In his sermon to the academy in Athens, the Apostle Paul borrows a line from one of the Greek poets to describe a life that has Jesus at the center of all things: “In him we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28).


It’s also comprehensive. The gospel (who Jesus is and what he has accomplished) drives everything that engages our lives: the relationships we develop in our community and the work we undertake in the whole of creation. “Whatever you do, do everything to the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31).


One more thing. This way of life is costly. When we entrust our lives today along with our eternal destinies to the nail-scarred hands of Jesus, we pray the prayer he prayed the night before he was crucified: “Not my will, but may your will be done” (Matthew 26:39Luke 22:42). In that dying, we find new life in Christ and the courage to give our lives away in love for our neighbors and the world.


If you share our vision, or if you want to learn more about this new life that animates New Life Presbyterian Church, join us for worship on Sundays, visit a Home Fellowship Group, or drop us an email. We’d love to hear from you and get to know you better.


Yours for New Life,


Pastor Steve Froehlich